[15. april 2003]
Screendump: The interface for Stop Motion Studies
- Series 7
Stop Motion Studies
The American artist David Crawford calls
his project Stop Motion Studies. The project is a collection
of ultra-short studies predominantly from the subways of Boston,
New York, London, Paris and Gothenburg. Crawford's impressive gathering
of material results in a series of intimate studies on the humorous,
grotesque and poetic aspects of seemingly simple urban social situations.
Stop Motion Studies is based on a refreshingly
simple technique that brings forth an investigation of the intersections
of media types. One meaning of the title implies the examination
of the point where sequences of separate still photographs become
coherent motion video. How much information do we need to construct
a narrative? And, what is the relationship between the photographic
narrative and the video narrative anyway?
In Crawford's recent remix of the project - Stop
Motion Studies Series 7 - for the Whitney Artport (Whitney Museum's
portal for net.art) the user is invited to assemble a split screen
montage from the previous material. You can choose the presentation
of the material by browsing the archive. David Crawford is an artist,
a designer and a teacher. He is currently teaching art and design
at Art and Technology at the IT-university of Gothenburg. Text and
screendumps: Thomas Petersen.
Email David Crawford at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need Flash
6 to view the project.
Screendumps: BOS.10.Man.Reads and LON.01.Exterior.Clouds
Screendumps: LON.06.Man.Upset and LON.13.Man.Writes
A collection of David Crawfords work: http://www.turbulence.org/studios/crawford/
Whitney Artport: http://artport.whitney.org/